Britney Spears opens up about conservatorship directly with fans
Britney Spears’ memory Perhaps deferred by a paper shortage, but that didn’t stop her from getting her story straight to her fans. On Sunday, the singer shared a link on her verified Twitter page to a YouTube video featuring a 22-minute audio message detailing her time with her. 13 years of guardianship. (The tweet has been deleted and the video made private; since this is the internet, the audio isn’t hard to find if you look for it.)
It was quite a punk rock move, actually, as Spears noted that she’s had “tons of opportunities” for an interview, including with Oprah. But she found the idea of ”getting paid to tell your story…a bit silly.” (The memoir to come notwithstanding.) Afterward, she went through every stage of guardianship, saying “everything was premeditated”: “A woman pitched the idea to my dad, and my mom actually helped follow through and make it all happen. Everything was basically set up. There were no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing. It was pure abuse.” (A 2021 New Yorker report named former Spears business manager Lou Taylor as instrumental in forming the conservatorship, which Taylor’s attorney denied.)
Spears repeated several times in the filing that she didn’t understand guardianship or how she was treated by her family: “Honestly, to this day, I don’t really know what I did. But my father’s punishment, I couldn’t see anyone or say anything…none of it made sense to me. Many of the assertions in the message had already been shared in court or in his long Instagram postsincluding her father Jamie Spears’ apparent love of control, the strict conditions in which she was held (particularly during her residency in Las Vegas), and her harrowing experience of being held against her will in a prison facility. mental health in 2019.
She recalls being told she was ‘fat’ and felt like she was ‘nothing’, admitting to calling him during performances: ‘Honestly, I was a robot. I didn’t care anymore. She added: “It was demoralizing. You also have to understand, it was like 15 years of touring and performing. And I’m 30, I live under my father’s rules. And while all this is happening, my mother witnesses it, my brother, my friends, they are all in agreement.
Heartbreakingly, she said her family’s alleged abuse caused her to lose faith that there was a god. His fans and the Free Britney Movement were a comfort to her, especially since she attributes the increased media attention to her exit from the oppressive establishment. “The only thing that really confused me was that these people were fighting for me on the street, but my sister and my mom weren’t doing anything,” Spears explained. “To me, it was like they secretly liked me being the bad guy – like I was screwed up, and they liked it that way. Otherwise, why weren’t they outside my door saying, ‘Honey , get in the car. Let’s go.'”
Spears shared that no matter how hard she puts into her job, those around her make her feel like “a fucking machine. Almost not even human. She said, “I care so much. And they literally killed me. They threw me away. That’s how I felt, I felt like my family had dumped me.
“I’m sharing this because I want people to know that I’m only human. I feel victimized after these experiences and how can I fix this if I don’t talk about it?” Spears said, revealing that she had been silent for so long because of fear of judgment or disbelief from others. But that’s no longer the case: “If you’re a weird introvert like me, who feels time, and you needed to hear a story like this today so you wouldn’t feel alone, know this: my life has been far from easy, and you are not alone.